Palouse Falls – LaCrosse, Washington - Atlas Obscura

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Palouse Falls

LaCrosse, Washington

An obscure waterfall that looks like something out of a fantasy novel. 


Unless they know what they’re looking for, hikers are unlikely to simply stumble upon the near-hidden Palouse Falls.

Rushing out of the side of a cliff almost 200-feet from the pool below, the Palouse River was once a contender for the tallest waterfall run in the world. While it did not earn this distinction, the site is a uniquely beautiful location and is protected as a state park. The falls make for a fantastical photo opportunity, just be sure you don’t lose yourself in the park’s beauty or hikers won’t be likely to find you either.

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